Thursday, February 13, 2014

Strawberry Valentines Chex Mix

My husband is loving this recipe. He keeps grabbing a handful and saying how good it is. Proud wifey right here! I found the recipe here.


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Strawberry Valentines Chex Mix
INGREDIENTS:
6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 bag of white chocolate baking chips (12oz) - I used Almond bark because I had some.
1 box of Strawberry Creme Jell-O Pudding (I couldn't find this so I used cheesecake pudding)
Valentines M&M's, sprinkles, food coloring- whatever you'd like to make them more festive!

HOW TO PREPARE:
Measure out 6 cups of Chex into a large bowl.

Dump white chocolate chips into a glass dish. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir gently.

Return to the microwave and melt for an additional 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds and
even though the chips still hold their shape, once you stir it, you'll see that they are in fact melted!

You can add about 1-2 tsp of shortening to the chips and it will help the consistency be slightly thinner and smoother. It's easier to cover the cereal when you use a little shortening, however it's optional.

Add 4 TBSP of the strawberry creme pudding into the white chocolate and stir gently until smooth. You can also add a bit of food coloring if you'd like. Since you added the pudding, it tastes like strawberry, but it doesn't actually add any color.

I opted to divide mine, making most of it pink, but leaving some white.

Dump the chocolate mixture over the Chex cereal and stir gently until the cereal is coated in chocolate.

Add any Valentines candy, sprinkles, etc.

Lay out on pieces of wax paper to cool and solidify. I found the M&M's looked better if you sprinkled them on top, once the mixture is laid out to cool. The candy sticks to the Chex cereal but it doesn't get coated so you can still see the colors.
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